Researchers have identified a specific area of the brain responsible for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The researchers were able to control the hallucinations with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulation.
According to researchers, regular use of the popular clubbing drug, GBH, can have negative effects on brain networks associated with both long term and working memory. Additionally, frequent use of the drug is associated with an increased risk of developing stress and anxiety.
Following a month of treatment with deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), people with OCD reported a 45.2% reduction in symptom severity.
The more a person experiences severe depression through their lifespan, the less they react emotionally to negative faces during current depressive episodes.
Measuring changes in heart rate for 24 hours, researchers can predict, with 90% accuracy, if a person is currently suffering from symptoms of depression.
Depression and anxiety have different biochemical links to inflammation and lipid metabolism. Those with depression have greater levels of inflammation and different types and amounts of lipids in their blood compared to those with anxiety. The metabolites associated with depression were linked to the severity of symptoms. Higher levels of lipids associated with depression detected in a person's blood correlated with more severe symptoms.
Researchers report diet and weight may hinder the response to medications for some with bipolar disorder. The study found those who had a better quality of diet and lower BMI responded better to treatments than those who were overweight and ate foods that promoted inflammation.
Prucalopride, a medication commonly prescribed to treat constipation, may help improve memory and cognition. People prescribed the drug for 6 days performed better in memory tests and had increased activity in brain areas associated with cognition.
Listening to Mozart can reduce the frequency of seizures in those with epilepsy. Exposure to the music of Mozart daily not only significantly reduces seizure frequency, but it also reduces abnormal brain activity associated with epilepsy.
Pregnant women with a history of bipolar disorder have a difficult time recognizing specific emotions in facial expressions, a new study reveals.
A new brain imaging study reveals how the midbrain and striatum, two key areas of the dopamine system, become more active when a person updates their beliefs about the world around them.